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Comment: The Battle of Britain

For politicians, taxpayers and finance providers alike, the biggest issue facing the UK today is the Brexit vote in June.

Structured finance: Introduction

Structured credit offers some of the most complex instruments, but the key to success remains credit fundamentals.

Structured finance: Asset-backed lending

Asset-backed lending is the Cadillac of senior secured debt and both borrowers and lenders are waking up to its attractions.

Asset transfer risk pricing

Private equity is renowned for its focus on the bottom line. Lenders lining up to tout their relationships need to bear this in mind when backing the biggest, most aggressive deals.  

ICG hires ABL expert for expansion – exclusive

Credit specialist ICG is bringing asset-based lending veteran Steven Osborne from Wells Fargo’s technology finance team in London on board to help it push into secured lending.

Should investors in India be building an ARC?

International players pouring money into Indian credit opportunities have an intriguing choice between distressed and performing strategies.  

ICG welcomes Swiss hotel schools with SFr170m

Eurazeo has tapped ICG to support its 100% acquisition of two Swiss hospitality schools.

TriLinc brings in Mexico’s Alsis to boost LatAm lending

Impact investor TriLinc hires investment manager adviser Alsis for a credit push into Mexico and Latin America.

How low will unitranche go?

It has its critics, but that hasn’t stopped the instrument from becoming increasingly important in the European mid-market. If that popularity is to grow, unitranche lenders will again have to consider cutting pricing.

Unitranche deal count almost doubles in Europe – study

Unitranche grew significantly in 2015 and non-bank lenders are making in-roads in an increasingly competitive market, a survey by AlixPartners shows.
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